A merry and moving holiday novel from the author of Harvest of Blessings, “a heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis” (Emma Miller, author of An Amish Mystery series).
For the peaceful town of Willow Ridge, November presents an early holiday surprise. Stranded in the snow, 18-year-old Lena Esh and her boyfriend Josiah Witmer need more than a place to stay for the night. Lena defied her strict family and their judgmental beliefs to run away with Josiah and have his baby. But she’s starting to wonder if he can prove as responsible as he is passionate. And she isn’t sure how—or if—they can ever find a place to truly call home.
Expecting their own miracle baby, Miriam and Ben Hooley rally the town to help the young couple, and Lena draws strength from their unexpected support. Though trouble may come calling, in this season of joyous rebirth, a little child will lead them. And two couples will see their dreams of forever family come true . . .
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard and the Seasons of the Heart series
“Fans of Amish fiction will love the Seasons of the Heart series.”—Marta Perry, national bestselling author
“The warm and supportive town of Willow Ridge will appeal to readers who appreciate the traditional values and neighborly ways of the plain folk.”—Publishers Weekly
“These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!”—Romance Reviews Today
Hubbard's steady and somewhat predictable sixth Seasons of the Heart romance (after Harvest of Blessings) contrasts two very different couples in the insular Amish community of Willow Ridge, Mo. Miriam and Ben Hooley, who courted and married in Autumn Winds, are expecting a baby their Christmas miracle when a winter storm brings a squabbling young couple to their door. Lena and Josiah, unmarried and expecting their own child, are frightened and anxious, desperately searching for a fresh start. They present challenges and new insights for Ben and Miriam, who work to heal the pair's relationship while keeping them away from wicked ex-bishop Hiram Knepp, the series villain. Familiar faces from previous books provide a comfortable, warm continuity.